Tuesday, July 26, 2005

"Faithful", by Stewart O'Nan and Steven King

I'm only now getting around to reading it. As great as it is to go back and relive the 2004 season game-by-game, I have to say that so far I'm pretty disappointed. Unless people want to discuss it, I won't go into my reasons here -- I imagine I'm in a pretty small minority. However, one thing really jumped out at me. Page 264: "I'm in Boston (exploring possibilities for a musical play with John Mellencamp)..."

That may be the most frightening thing Steven King has ever written.


  1. Well considering when I read it, I full expected it to suck, I actually ended up not despising it.

    Like you said, it was fun to "recap" the season. At first there was far to much O'Nan, who I half wanted to hate (he brings his glove to the games and wears a Nomar jersey at age 40) but sometimes I liked him for his unbridled enthusiasm and optimism - making comments like "in the unlikely event the Sox sweep the Yanks this weekend, we can cut the lead to 6 games. " When there is, of course, no evidence to suggest a sweep is likely.

    But there were definitely times that annoyed the hell out of me.

  2. For me the good in the book outweighed the bad. Plus I was jealous that they were able to get all the good seats for the games that are mostly out of reach for the normal (is there such a thing?) fans.